Our charity is about local people helping local people in need. We give people support and opportunities to help people feel better about themselves, be more active in the community and get back into work.
Support can take many forms – as Helping Hands is all about enabling people to take the next step to a better life.
We provide the basics at our drop-ins, daytime volunteering opportunities and mentoring to help people feel like part of the community to really build self-esteem. Our Esther Project enables vulnerable women to come together with others to help them move forward.
We also work with other organisations too – providing onward referrals whether to debt counseling, food banks, for housing advice or rehabilitation. This helps people move forward from homelessness, domestic violence, addiction, mental ill-health and unemployment to a better future.
As people move on with their lives, our House2Home project provides furniture and household goods to recently homed & low-income families.
It is great to see some of our supported volunteers have now made their way back into work with the help from partnerships with some great local employers.
I found out about volunteering from having been at the soup kitchen. Now I help set up for the soup kitchen, and help with the House2Home project - loading the van & getting people set up with furniture when they have been re-homed.”
Our website is currently under redevelopment, so please bear with us while we get it back up and running. A timetable of support activities will be added soon.